Local elections 2023 Local elections will be held in Torbay on Thursday 4 May 2023 for all wards. Elections will also be held for Brixham Town Council.

We are currently working through a very high level of demand for assistance.  Due to this demand, we would like to apologise that our processing times are longer than we would like.

Our phone lines will only be open on Monday and Wednesday 9am to 1pm until further notice.

Please bear with us at this busy time, we will contact you when your application has been processed.

About the scheme

The government has provided £421 million to Councils to support those most in need, to help with global inflationary challenges and the significantly rising cost of living. This funding covers the period from 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023. Torbay has been allocated £1.235 million

The Household Support Fund from 1 October 2022 aims to provide support to Torbay residents who are struggling to afford household essentials such as buying food and paying for energy.

This scheme closed at 5pm 26 March due to limited funds. Applications received before then will still be processed. Details of the scheme from 1 April will be available shortly on this webpage.

Please be aware of scammers. We will not call you about the Household Support Fund unless you have already made a claim.

Other financial support

If you get Council Tax Support you can claim extra help with your Council Tax. A downloadable claim form is available.

  Download claim form

Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) and Council Tax Discretionary awards.

Torbay Food Alliance can provide a range of support and advice, telephone: 01803 446022